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Jan'y. Isaac Day to General Harrison,........

124

Colonel Lewis-Battle near Frenchtown,...

128

Major M‘Claneban--Battle at the River Raising.....

130

General Winchester's account of his capture.........

132

Febr'y. Secretary of War's Plan of the Northern Campaigồ,.

133

Massacre at Frenchtown,...........

135

Major Forsyth-Capture of Ogdensburg,........

136

President Madison's Messsage to Congress,..

136

March. General Dearborn-expected attack on Sackett's Harbour...... 137

General Harrison-affairs in the North-West,......

138

objects to the Plan of the Campaign,.

139

Captain Lawrence-Capture of the Peacock,....

141

April. General Pike's General Order,..........

144

Commodore Chauncey and General Dearborn-Capture of York 146

May. General Harrison-Capture of General Clay's Detachment,.. 149

Captain S. H. Moore on the Capture of York,.........

151

General Harrison-Attack on Fort Meigs, General Order and

Siege of Fort Meigs,.......

.......149 & 152

General Clay's account of his disaster,.....

158

General Boyd's Brigade Orders,

.160 & 162

General Dearborn-Capture of Fort George,

161

General Brown-Attack on Sackett's Harbour,.....

163

June. General Dearborn--Capture of Generals Chandler and Winder, 164

Lieutenant Allen-from L'Orient, (France,) ........

164

General Lewis-Capture of Generals Chandler and Winder,....

165

Lieutenant Budd-Capture of the Chesapeake, ........

167

Midshipmen Berry and Weaver on ditto,.....

179

Lieutenant Chauncey-Capture of the Lady Murray,....

169

General Chandler on the Affair at Stony Creek,

169

Captain Cassin-Attack on Craney Island,........

171-2

General Dearborn-Affair at the Beaver Dams,...

173

Captain Angus-Flotilla in the Delaware,....

174

July. Coninodore Porter-Affairs in the Pacific,....

175

August, General Harrison and Major Croghan-Defence of Fort Sandusky 181-4

Plan of Campaign submitted to General Wilkinson,.......

186

Correspondence with General Wilkinson on ditto,................ 187

Secretary of War at Sackett's Harbour to General Wilkinson,..

General Harrison to Governor Meigs on the Campaign,....... 194

Commodore Chauncey attempts to bring Sir James to action,.... 195

Sailing Master Sheads' account of his Capture,..

198

General Boyd-skirmishing with the Enemy,..

199

Captain Dent-Capture of the Dominico, &C............

201

General Boyd-skirmishing with the eneiny,.......

201

Septem. Major Beasley defeated and killed by the Indians,

202

Lieutenant M-Call-Capture of the Boxer,...

501

Commodore M'Donough--Affairs on Lake Champlain,....... 205

Commodore Perry-Victory on Lake Erie,.........

205

Commodore Chauncey chases Sir James round the Lake........ 208

Citizens of Ontario offer their services,........................,

209

Gen. P. B. Porter & others offer their services & are accepted, 210 & 213

General Wilkinson on Affairs of the Campaign,

212

General Harrison's arrival at Amherstburg,.........

214

Commodore Perry to the Secretary of the Navy,.......

215

Governor Blount's Orders to General Jackson,.......

215

Commodore Chauncey-Affairs on Lake Ontario,.

215

General Harrison's General Order,........

216

General Wilkinson on embarking for Sackett's Harbour,....

219

Commodoro Perry-Harrison's arrival at Malden,.......

220

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Septem. Commodore Rodgers-Cruise in the North Sea.................

221

General Harrison's Proclamation and General Order,....... 224

October.Cominodore Chauncey-chase of, and skirmish with, Sir James, 225

General M'Clure's Address to the Patriots, &C...........

228

Colonel Smith to Colonel Nicol, ........

228

Secretary of War authorizes the destruction of Newark,........ 229

General Harrison—Victory on the Thames,...............229 233 239

Lieutenant Nicholson-Capture of the Dart,...

229

General M'Arthur respecting the Indians,.........................

230

General M'Clure-skirmish with the Enemy,..

230

Commodore Chauncey captures 5 vessels and chases Sir James,.

Tecumseh's Speech to General Proctor........

240

Colonel W. Scoti to General Wilkinson,....

2+1

Colonel Clark-Capture of the Enemy at Massiquoi,

249

General M'Clure's Address to the Canadians,.

244

General Harrisou's Proclamation,................................

246

General Proctor-asking clemency to prisoners,..

246

General Harrison to General Vincent, in reply to Proctor,...... 252

General Vincent's Reply to General Harrison,..

260

General Wilkinson from Grenadier Island, ...........

247-8

Secretary of War to General Wilkinson from Denmark,

248

Noven.. General Hampton-Battle on the Chataugay,...........

249

General Coffee-Victory over the Creeks,...

255

Commodore Chauncey-Affairs on Lake Ontario,.

256

General Wilkinson's Proclamation-orders Hampton to join,.... 257-8

General Hampton refuses to join Wilkinson,..

259

Commodore Lewis—Affair at Long Branch,....

259

Governor Chittenden's Proclamation ordering the Militia home, 261

Answer of the Officers refusing to obey him,..

262

General Jackson-Battle of Talladega,.....

General Boyd-Battle of Williamsburg........

266

Return of killed and wounded in ditto........

General Wilkinson on General Hampton refusing to join, and

General Order,...........

268

General Harrison at Newark, to General M'Clure,.

269

General Wilkinson's descent of the St. Lawrence, ........

270

L-on General Hampton's Conduct, ..274, 282, 286

Colonel Purdy's Report on ditto...... ...........................

275

Treatment of Prisoners at Quebec, .............................

279

General White-Victory over the Creeks,...

281

Decein. General Floyd--Ditto.........

283

General Izard to General Wilkinson,....

286

General M'Clure's Orders to Captain Leonard and Address,.....

286

Commoilore Decatur--respecting the Blue Lights,.......... 287

General M'Clure--loss of Fort Niagara,.....

238

General Hall-Buffalo in ruins, ....

289

General M'Clure's Address lo the Public,.....

290

1814.

Jan'y. Captain Shaler-Privateer Governor Tompkins, ....... 292

General Claiborne-Battle of the “Holy Ground,"............ 294

General Floyd-Victory over the Creeks,....

296

General Jackson to Colonel Williant Cocke,.................... 297

Battle of Emuckfau and Talladega,....... 298

Captain Dent--the Alligator and British Boats,..

305

Febry. General Floyd to General Pinckney,.........

306

General Jackson to Colonel William Cocke,......

307

Commodore Rodgers-Cruise of the President,................... 307

March. Surgeon Evans of the Constitution-British veracity,.....

.........

310

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Marsh. Colonel Butler and Captain Holmes-Victory on the Thames,.. 313

Commodore Decatur-Conduct of Captain Capel, ...............

317

General Pinckney-Victory over the Creeks, .......

318

: Gen. Jackson-Battle of the Horse-Shoe and Address to his Army

319

to Governor Blount,.......

321

General Cocke's Conduct, from Reid's Life of Jackson,....

323

General Wilkinson-Battle of La Cole, ........

325

April. Colonel William Cocke to General Jackson,....

327

General Jackson to Governor Blount,

327

Commodore Chauncey-British attempt to burn the new Ship,.. 328

Captain Morris captures several Vessels,.......

329

Captaiu Warrington and Lieutenant Nicholson ---Capture of the

Epervier, ............

329

May . Commodore Chauncey-ship Superior launched...................

331

Captain Warrington-commending his Officers,.

331

Commodore Chauncey-Battle at Oswego,.......................

332

General Brown and Colonel Mitchell's account of ditto,....... 333

Commodore M'Donough-Battle at Otter Creek,..

335

Commodore Lewis-Gun-Boats and the Enemy,.................

336

June. Com. Chauncey & Capt. Woolsey-gallant Affair at Sandy Creek 337

Commodore Barney-Affair at St. Leonard's Creek,............ 340

Conmodore Chauncey-Capture of a Gun-Boat......

341

General P. Stuart-Affairs on the Potomac,....

342

Commodore Barney's Battle with two Frigates,..

343

Commodore Rodgers Affairs in the Delaware,................

343

Colonel Wadsworth-Affair at St. Leonards,..

343

July. General Brown's General Order and descent on Canada ........ 346

Commodore Porter--Cruise and Capture of the Essex,........ 347

Captain Gamble-Sequel of the Essex's Cruise, .......

362

General Brown-Battle of Chippewa and General Order,...,368 & 374

Sailing Master Shead-loss of the Alligator....................po

373

Commodore Chauncey-Schooner burnt at Presque Isle, .....

375

Captain Blakely--Capture of the Reindeer,...

376

Commodore Rodgers Affairs in the Delaware,.

377

Captain Hull-Capture of a British Tender,...

378

General Brown--skirmishing at Fort George,.........

379

complains of the Fleet not co-operating,.

Battle of Niagara or Bridgewater,..

380

Names of Officers killed and wounded in dicto,..

502

August. Major Morgan-Battle at Conjocta Creek,.....

383

General Gaines assumes the command at Fort Erie,........... 384

Comodore Chauncey-denies agreeing to meet General Brown,

385

complains of public murmurs about his Fleet, 386

General Gaines-Death of Major Morgan,..

389

Defeat of the British at Fort Erie,... 389 & 394

General Ripley's Report of dittog......

390

Captain Morris Frigate Adams grounded,.......

392

General Winder-Battle of Bladensburg,....

400

Commodore's Tingey and Barney on ditto.................... 402,405

Proclamation of Colonel Nichols of the British Army,.

407

Soptem. General Hungerford_Affairs on the Potomac,.................:

409

Commodore Macdonough-battle on Lake Cbamplain,...... 410,413

Captain Blakely-Avon sunk by the Wasp, ......................

411

General Macomb-Battle of Plattsburg,.........

415

General Smith and General Stricker-Attack on Balumore,.. 420,427

Colonel Armistead - Defence of Fort Mc. Henry,......

439

General Jackson and Maj. Lawrence-defence of Fort Bowyer,

494,4:26

General Browa ou General Drummond's Conduci,................po 430

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Septem. President Madison's Message to Congress.........

431

General Brown and General P.B. Porter--Sortie at Fort Erie, 444,435

Octob. Captain Reid-Privateer General Armstrong......

445

Governor Wright-Brutality of the enemy at Chaptico............ 449

General Izard—Affair at Lyons Creek,...

450

Novem. General Jackson-Pensacola taken...............

451

General Jackson-Battle below New Orleans,..

453

1815.

Jan'ry. Great victory of New Orleans, ....................... 455,t0461

Commodore Patterson's account of ditto,............

461

Major Overton-attack on Fort St. Philip, ......

464

General Jackson to the Troops on the right bank,..

465

Rev. W. Dubourg to General Jackson and his reply,.......

466

March. C. K. Blanchard-Traitors in New Orleans,.....

468

General Jackson's farewell to his Army...

469

Captain Massias-affair at point Petre,.....

470

General Jackson's Address and General Orders,

474,477

January.Commodore Decatur—Capture of the President,.

481

Feb'ry General Winchester and Maj Lawrence-Loss of Fort Bowyer, 483

March. Lieutenant Watson-Capture of the Argus, ...........

485

Lt. Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones-Gun Boats and Flotilla,........ 487

Captain Biddle-Capture of the Penguin, ............

490

May. Captain Stewart-Capture of the Cyane and Levant,

492

June. Captain Biddle's escape from a Ship of the line,.......

494

Extract from the journal of an officer of the Hornet,..

496

Lt. Nicholson-Cruelty of the enemy,.........

498

Treaty of Peace with Great Britaja...

504

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.

June 1, 1812.

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Statéf.

I COMMUNICATE to Congress certain docunienis, being a conti nuation of those heretofore laid before them, on the subject of our affairs with Great Britain.

Without going back beyond the renewal, in 1803, of the war in which Great Britain is engaged, and omitting unrepaired wrongs of inferior magnitude, the conduct of her government presents a series of acts hostile to the United States as an independent and neutral nation.

British cruisers have been in the continued practice of violating the American flag on the great highway of nations, and of seizing and carrying off persons sailing under it; not in the exercise of a belligerant right founded on the law of nations against an enemy, but of a municipal prerogative over British subjects. British jurisdiction is thus extended to neutral vessels in a situation where no laws can operate but the law of nations and the laws of the country to which the vessels belong; and a self-redress is assumed, which, if British subjects were wrongfully detained and alone concerned, is that substitution of force, for a resort to the responsible sovereign, which falls within the definition of war. Could the seizure of British subjects in such cases be regarded as within the exercise of a belligerant right, the acknowledged laws of war, which forbid an article of captured property to be adjudged without a regular investigation before a competent tribunal, would imperiously demand the fairest trial, where the sacred rights of persons were at issue. In place of such a trial, these rights are subject to the will of every petty commander.

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